Media advisory - Don't "outsource" child care centres, advocates tell City

    OTTAWA, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Child care advocates will tell City of
Ottawa staff to drop the idea of "outsourcing" the operation of municipal
child care centres at a committee meeting tomorrow, Thursday, February 1.
    Advocates will be presenting to the February 1 meeting of the Community
and Protective Services Committee. Lawyer Lori Harreman is presenting on
behalf of CUPE 503, which represents Ottawa's municipal workers.
    Advocates will tell the City that dropping child care now, just as a
national system is being built, is the wrong way to go. Municipally-run child
care centres play a crucial role in the broader child care system by setting
benchmarks for the rest of the sector and demonstrating the benefits of
government involvement in delivery.

    WHO:    CUPE 503 lawyer Lori Harreman at the Community and Protective
            Services Committee

    WHEN:   2:00 PM, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007

    WHERE:  Council Chambers, Ottawa City Hall

For further information:

For further information: David Robbins, CUPE Communications, (613)
878-1431 (cell)

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